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Samuel Seeff is chairman of the Seeff Group.
Property outlook improves, but still all about the buyers

Although the economy and property market is showing improvement, it is still all about the buyers...

By Samuel Seeff 10 May 2018

Repo rate cut a welcome boost for economy, property market

The decision by the Monetary Policy Committee of the SA Reserve Bank to cut the repo rate by 25bps from 6.75% to 6.50%, taking the base home loan rate from 10.25% to 10%, is a welcome boost for the economy and property market...

By Samuel Seeff 29 Mar 2018

#Budget2018: Rising tax burden on shrinking base worrying for economy, property

It was always going to be a tough budget given that finance minister Malusi Gigaba already signalled during his mini-budget late last year that there was a significant fiscal deficit that needed to be funded...

By Samuel Seeff 22 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: Buyer's market emerging for property heading into 2018

The property market has shifted notably over the last 18 months as the fall-out from the weak political and economic climate, poor growth and credit downgrades continue...

By Samuel Seeff 11 Jan 2018

#MTBPS2017: Mini budget's sobering economic outlook points to period of prudence for property market

The key messages to take out of Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's maiden mini budget presentation to parliament all point to a period of prudence for the property market...

By Samuel Seeff 26 Oct 2017

Think you're ready to invest in a rental property?

You need to take care, there are pitfalls...

By Samuel Seeff 21 Aug 2017

Flat repo rate, lower inflation welcomed as economic challenges mount

The Monetary Policy Committee of the South African Reserve Bank announced on Thursday, 25 May, that the repo rate is to remain at 7% (home loan base rate of 10.5%)...

By Samuel Seeff 26 May 2017

SONA lacked excitement needed to boost economy, property market

President Jacob Zuma's 2017 State of the Nation address offered very little new from last year and is unlikely to boost business and investor confidence, desperately needed to re-energise the economy and property market...

By Samuel Seeff 10 Feb 2017

Rates decision welcomed amidst challenging economy, property market

The recent decision by the Monetary Policy Committee of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to keep the interest rate at the current level of 7% (home loan base rate of 10.5%) for the fifth successive meeting is most welcome news...

By Samuel Seeff 27 Jan 2017

Tips before investing in real estate

It is that time of year when people start thinking about buying property...

By Samuel Seeff 6 Dec 2016

Is it better to build a new home or buy an existing home?

For first-time home buyers especially, the question of whether it is better to build a new home or buy an existing home is often a daunting one. But, it need not be...

By Samuel Seeff 2 Dec 2016

Interest rate decision a welcome reprieve for housing market

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee to retain the repo rate at the current 7%...

By Samuel Seeff 25 Nov 2016

A tale of two cities, but property market outlook remains stable for 2016

Despite a now widely accepted slow-down in sales, the outlook for the residential property market for the second half of 2016 remains stable...

By Samuel Seeff 12 Oct 2016

Flat repo rate welcomed as economic, housing market outlook remains weak

The decision by the Monetary Policy Committee of the South African Reserve Bank to leave the repo rate unchanged is most welcome in a climate where the economic and housing market outlook remains weak...

By Samuel Seeff 23 Sep 2016

Pitfalls and complexities of investing in rental property

Property can be the best investment that you make and is most certainly the best way to build wealth, but beyond your primary homestead, investing in a rental property for example can become a financial nightmare...

By Samuel Seeff 20 Sep 2016

Repo rate decision appropriate for economy, property market

The decision of the Monetary Policy Committee of the South African Reserve Bank to retain the repo rate at 7%...

By Samuel Seeff 22 Jul 2016

Buckle up, it's a bumpy ride ahead for property

The decision to hike the repo rate by 50 basis points, taking it to 6.75%, and the base home loan rate beyond the 10% barrier to 10.25%, comes as no surprise...

By Samuel Seeff 29 Jan 2016

Stable interest rate good news for housing and consumers

A stable interest rate is good news for the housing market and consumers and I welcome the recent decision by the Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee to retain the repo rate at its current level of 5%.

By Samuel Seeff 25 Nov 2013

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